Plus, Chicago expands its education-focused digital equity program; Louisiana invests $180 million in expanding broadband infrastructure for underserved communities; and Boston launches a neighborhood database search.
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In a brave new world of fully remote or hybrid teams, chief information officers need to explore new ways to find talent and build work culture that supports employees and improves outcomes.
COVID-19 proved even to skeptics that a lot of government business can be done from anywhere. So what happens to all the physical spaces that cities and states invested in to house their workforce?
Now that the dust is settling after the rush to pivot to remote work for as many public-sector staff as possible, tech leaders look at what a hybrid workforce future may hold for state and local government.
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Jason Clarke, chief information officer of Delaware since November 2020, explains the pandemic’s impact on state jobs, what employees’ work will look like going forward and where Delaware stands on broadband.
Building on its existing 5G small cell networks with AT&T and Verizon, San Jose, Calif., asked the companies to shift expansion to neighborhoods of high need, creating a “virtuous cycle” to boost connectivity.
Whether it is maintaining the health and safety of the people or delivering services online, government's core competence is ultimately a matter of trust — just ask anyone living through the pandemic.
When the rush for unemployment insurance crashed government websites in 2020, we learned how to navigate traffic surges in a crisis. So why weren’t sites prepared to handle vaccine appointments?
Plus, Google’s voice assistant gets better at pronouncing names, a hacked password manager compromises information for nearly 30,000 users and cryptocurrency companies tackle climate change.
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GovQA, a company that makes software to help public agencies with records requests, has put out a report measuring the difficulty of the job over time, using data from its customers. Here's what they found.
Five years ago, a report from the municipal website builder OpenCities found many ways local governments needed to improve. Now a follow-up finds that they’ve improved in some areas, but still have plenty of work to do.
GovQA, which sells software to help the public sector handle public records requests, is putting out a quarterly index to benchmark how difficult the job is. By their measure, complexity has more than doubled since 2018.
The annual report from Search.gov, which aggregates statistics from searches performed on federal government websites, shows an increase in overall activity as well as several changes in topic interest.
Granicus, which has a wealth of data on the performance of emails sent from government to the public, has released statistics on which kinds of emails about the COVID-19 vaccines do best. Here are the big takeaways.
The nationwide communications network for public safety has come a long way since it started operating in 2018. New numbers from AT&T, the company hired to build out the network, illustrate how it continues to grow.
After Congress left state and local governments out of its massive pandemic relief package last month, new numbers are showing that employment in the hard-hit public sector has continued shrinking.
With little assistance from the federal government, state and local jurisdictions have shed hundreds of thousands of jobs. Now those trends have plateaued as vaccines make their way out to their first recipients.
There have been many success stories about government rapidly and effectively responding to the needs of the pandemic with technology. A new survey sheds some light on how the CARES Act helped make that happen.
A report finds that micromobility grew quickly from 2018 to 2019, though it remains concentrated in relatively few cities. Local governments have also found ways to curb problems such as improper parking and inequity.
The number of people working in local government continues to rise at a slow pace, and remains well below last year's level. However, the incoming administration has promised to prioritize state and local government aid.
If one excludes education, where employment fell, state and local government saw slow gains in jobs in the latest federal report. But the virus is still spreading, and economic recovery is not happening quickly.
El Paso County, Texas, will be part of a multi-partner program that will examine various critical factors related to the expansion of broadband access in the community. The program will last three years.
Citing equity and environmental concerns, officials in Baltimore, Md., oppose a $10 billion project that would enable a high-speed train to carry passengers from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., in 15 minutes.
Through a $65,000 grant, and in partnership with the training studio Notiontheory and the software company Unity, the school is starting a spatial computing program in which kids can create applications and environments.
Both to prepare science students and attract top teachers, Hampton City Schools is renovating old science classrooms and adding at least 15 more in a 37,000-square-foot expansion due for completion in 2023.